March 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm #1204160349
It’s disgusting that this kind of ‘transformative acting’ still used even in new century. The worst I can think of was the casting of Emma Stone as Asian American in Aloha, the entire cast of The Last Airbender, Maddie Ziegler in Music (Oh Body music), Robert Downey in Tropic Thunder, and Eddie Murphy in Norbit (this one is so awful and offensive that I had no more words for it)
March 26, 2021 at 7:15 pm #1204160370
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Not to mention cripface in Glee and Music.March 26, 2021 at 7:17 pm #1204160373
Robert Downey in Tropic Thunder
Actually, his character is a satire. He criticizes the blackface in Hollywood. It was intentional.March 26, 2021 at 7:17 pm #1204160379
Remember Sandra Oh’s iconic call out of this
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")March 26, 2021 at 9:10 pm #1204160529
I swear, anyone mentioning Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder as an example of blackface is dumb as hell.
That’s literally a parody of the pretentious, self centered method actor.March 27, 2021 at 5:04 am #1204160824
Eddie Murphy in Norbit (this one is so awful and offensive that I had no more words for it)
I haven’t seen Norbit but I have to wonder how makeup artist Kazu Hiro, who was Oscar-nominated for the project along with Rick Baker, felt about putting Eddie Murphy in yellowface.March 27, 2021 at 5:27 am #1204160829
it is blackface at the end of the day tho
Downey was playing a white Australian actor who underwent “pigmentation alteration” in order to play a black role. It’s not blackface in the classic sense where white actors were playing genuine black characters, without any degree of remove.March 27, 2021 at 5:31 am #1204160832
the upcoming irma vep remake with alicia vikanderMarch 27, 2021 at 6:00 am #1204160843
Wasn’t Zoe Saldana trashed left and center for darkening her skin in order to play Nina Simone?March 27, 2021 at 6:05 am #1204160849
Marlon and Shawn Wayans in White Chicks.March 27, 2021 at 6:10 am #1204160854
I swear, anyone mentioning Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder as an example of blackface is dumb as hell. That’s literally a parody of the pretentious, self centered method actor.
Because the internet takes things out of context. There are plenty of people on Twitter etc who just see a still image and form their opinions based on that. The lack of nuance on social media is a nightmare to navigate.
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